Fifth Grade Newsletter

February 8, 2016

Message to Parents

We are asking for parent volunteers to help us sell Candygrams for the next two weeks. Please let your student's homeroom teacher know if you are available to help. Even one day would be helpful. They are being sold from 7:15-7:45.

Thank you,

Fifth Grade Team

The students should be completing book reviews. Most classes have a 7 book per grading period requirement. There will be a staff talent show on February 25. The students will need to be on target for meeting their 7 book reviews in order to attend. The end of the grading period is March 7th.

Please return the Child Speak Up Be Safe permission slips as soon as possible. Most homerooms have the class this week.

The fifth grade will have a Valentine's Day card exchange in the afternoon on Friday, February 12th. The students will need to decorate a box or bag at home to collect cards from their classmates. Homeroom teachers will send home a list of with number of students and first names so you can fill out the cards. We will not have a party, but you are welcome to send in individually wrapped treats if you like.

We will be collecting baby pictures (under 1 yr old) of 5th graders for the yearbook. You can email them to or send them in for us to scan. Please send them in NO LATER than Friday, February 26!

Social Studies News:

Walker/Wandrum's - WWI/Great Depression/Roaring 20s

Social Studies News:

Smallwood/Bass: Great Depression

Reading News:

Nonfiction reading, using text to develop and analyze an argument.

Math News:

This week in math we will work on adding and subtracting fractions and comparing fractions.

Writing News:

The students will look at more than one side of a topic (of their choice) and consider all the groups that are affected by the issue before taking a stand on one side of the issue.

Important Dates

February 1st - 4th - Jump Rope For Heart Last day to turn in money is Tuesday, February 9th!!

February 12th - 2nd Enrichment Cluster

February 15th - No school

February 26th - No school for students

February 29th - March 4th - Book Fair

March 4th - 3rd Enrichment Cluster

May 6th - Tentative date for Medieval Times field trip

May 13th - Tentative date for ADVANCE graduation

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